Album Info

RELEASE
LABEL
Capitol
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Synth Pop, Punk/New Wave, New Wave

Album Review

Capitol Records released Thomas Dolby's debut album, The Golden Age of Wireless, in May 1982, and it was ignored. But when Dolby came up with a catchy new track called "She Blinded Me With Science," Capitol borrowed some songs from the LP, added "Science," and released this five-track "mini-LP" in January 1983. The single (backed by an MTV-friendly video) took off into the Top 10, and in March Capitol issued a revised version of The Golden Age Of Wireless with the single added to it, thus making this record redundant. Nevertheless, it encapsulates Dolby synth-pop style particularly well -- so well, in fact, that 12 years later, when Capitol came to release the Dolby hits collection Retrospectacle, they used four of the five tracks here.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Hyperactive!http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhyperactive!%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502060%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. She Blinded Me With Sciencehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fshe-blinded-me-with-science%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502061%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. I Scare Myselfhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fi-scare-myself%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502062%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. The Key To Her Ferrarihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-key-to-her-ferrari%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502063%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. The Flat Earthhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-flat-earth%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502064%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Mulu the Rain Foresthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmulu-the-rain-forest%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502065%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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  9. Radio Silencehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fradio-silence%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502270%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Cloudburst At Shingle Streethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcloudburst-at-shingle-street%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502277%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Windpowerhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwindpower%252Fid696502055%253Fi%253D696502278%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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